The children who are currently in the Childrens Hearing System are some of the most disadvantaged children in our City. Named after the chairman of the committee which recommended the establishment of the Childrens hearing system in 1971, the Kilbrandon Fund was set up "to relieve hardship and distress in cases referred to the Panel, to purchase essential items to benefit a child's development and welfare"
The Kilbrandon Fund (SC033356) is administered in Edinburgh by a group of Childrens Panel members. It gives small grants, currently up to £300, to improve the lives of children and young people who are under the supervision of the local authority because of home and family circumstances and where no other resources are available to meet that need.
Income to the fund comes mainly from generous donations by the panel members themselves and from individuals carrying out a personal fund raising project or event.